SURE provides a uniquely simple and secure solution to the problem of transferring and storing sensitive data contained in registries, routinely collected datasets and cohorts for the purposes of research and analysis. These data are currently underused in research projects due to privacy concerns. SURE users can access this type of data through virtual workspaces and while they access the data from their own computers, the data never leave SURE.
The data cannot be copied, downloaded or transmitted by email or other means. Researchers can take their analyses from SURE but not the original data. All inputs and outputs are vetted through a unique “curated gateway” for compliance and the SURE system records and archives all transactions for future reference.